VHF Maritime Radio Course

 Certification Course


Prerequisites:              None

Course length:             3 hour presentation.

                                       1 1/2 hours testing on separate date

Class ratio:                  1 instructor: 10 participants.

Location:                      On-line Covid protocol;  Google Meet

The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques. Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS). All mariners, including recreational boaters, will want to take advantage of the many features and capabilities of this innovative form “automatic” radio. Secure your lifeline. Be sure that you and your family take the Maritime Radio course.

This complete package will prepare you for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement exam. To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It’s the law!

What you will learn from this certification course:



Distress Communication

Urgency Communications

Safety Communications

Distress Simulations

Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

Digital Selective Calling

Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons

There is a written test (multiple choice), a verbal phonetics test as well as a verbal scenario test.

Next Courses: These are On-Line by Google Meet – so easy…

Saturday, August 14th, 2021 – 1PM – 4PM Pacific Time

To register, contact Mike Gilbert: info@bckayakcentre.com or 778-835-0774

Cost: $155.00. Includes manual and shipping it to you; 3 hour presentation; all testing (1 1/2 hours on a separate date); application and certification fees; and your ROC for VHF-DSC(M) on successful completion.